Jeff Rohrbaugh scores second win of the year in “358” sprint main
ABBOTTSTOWN, PA, 7/18/13 – “It’s always great racing here at Lincoln. I never thought in a million years I’d be able to get past Fred (Rahmer) and Alan (Krimes). They’re the ones who are good right now and we just got lucky and were running were they really weren’t, so just a set of circumstances that benefited us…but we’ll take it.”
So said Greg Hodnett after scoring his second Lincoln win of the year in the 30-lap Premier AutoWorks/Auto Locator Night feature at Lincoln Speedway Thursday night.
Time trials and an inversion of four put Hodnett on the inside of row two for the start. And for most of the race, Hodnett was racing with sixth-starting and points leader Fred Rahmer for second.
Polesitter Steve Owings led the first three laps before fast time timer and fourth-starting Alan Krimes grabbed the race lead. As Krimes appeared to have the race under control, Hodnett and Rahmer swapped second several times, with Hodnett moving into second on lap five, Rahmer getting by Owings for third on a sixth lap restart, Rahmer passing Hodnett on lap seven, Hodnett reclaiming the spot on lap 11, Rahmer passing Hodnett for second on lap 16, and Hodnett driving back around Rahmer on lap 27.
But this time, Hodnett meant business, closing on Krimes and driving past the Conestoga Valley Garage #87 as they passed under the flagstand with two laps to go.
“I’m sure those guys told Alan he needed to be on the bottom, because Fred was coming a ton,” said Hodnett, “We just slowed down enough where we could run around the top. I was driving in too straight there for a long time, and I just started yahoo’in it in there…kinda driving more like ‘idiot style.’ I just kinda’ backed it in there until I hit something, and it worked out for us.”
Hodnett’s biggest lead was at the end, crossing .56 seconds ahead of Krimes, with Rahmer settling for third (his 40th straight top ten finish in the Northeast in 2013), Jim Siegel coming from tenth starting spot to finish fourth, and ninth-starting Logan Schuchart fifth.
Rounding out the top ten were Brent Marks (who came from the rear after suffering motor problems and failing to take time trial laps), Adam Wilt, Brian Montieth, Kyle Moody, and Cory Haas.
Fast time in time trial was set by Krimes over the 20-car field with a one-lap time of 13.465-seconds (100.260 MPH). Heats for the “410” Sprinters were won by Tim Glatfelter, Ryan Smith, and Schuchart.
Former two-time track champ Jeff Rohrbaugh scored his second win of the year and the ninth Lincoln win of his career in the 20-lap “358” sprint car feature.
Rohrbaugh started seventh after an opening-lap seven-car crash that resulted in flips by Jay Galloway and Austin Reed. Both drivers and the drivers of the cars they collected were uninjured.
Duane Watson, driving in only his third “358” sprint car race, led the first two laps from pole before yielding to Rohrbaugh, who dominated until the middle stages of the race. Two mid-race red flags (one for a flipping Tyler Ross and the other for a flipping third-place Matt Campbell) gave second-place Doug Hammaker new life.
Hammaker challenged Rohrbaugh the rest of the way, with the two leaders crossing side-by-side on the front stretch with three laps to go. Rohrbaugh finally took command again with two to go, driving away to a 1.35-second win. Hammaker, celebrating his 23rd birthday, finished second, with Chase Dietz, Niki Young, and Tim Wagaman completing the top five. Young came from the back after switching to his son’s #17 car after flipping the C&G Auto Group #65 in his qualifying event.
Sixth through tenth were Ryan Wilson (who came from the back after the opening lap melee), Dale Hammaker, Watson, Brian Allman, and Chandler Leiby.
Heats for the 30 “358” Sprinters on hand were won by Ryan Greth (running his first Lincoln 358 sprint car race), Brock Zearfoss (driving the John Westbrook #1W), and Rohrbaugh, with Young winning the consolation.
This Saturday night, July 20th, there will be NO RACING at Lincoln Speedway.
Lincoln will return to action on Saturday, July 27th, with the Second Annual Brandon Little Memorial/Fallen Firefighters Night sponsored by Fire and Rescue Products and AMKUS Rescue Systems. The 410 sprints will compete for $5,000 to win the 33-lap feature, the 358 sprints will run a 20-lapper for $1,333 to win, and the thundercars will compete for $600 to win. Gates for the show open at 5:30 p.m., with racing getting underway at 7:30 p.m.
To get all the latest news, results, schedule changes and rule changes, visit Lincoln Speedway's website at http://www.lincolnspeedway.com to stay up-to-date on all the action or pending weather conditions at Central Pennsylvania's "Premier" Saturday night race track - The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway.
Thur., July 18, 2013
PREMIER AUTO WORKS/AUTO LOCATOR NIGHT
LAWRENCE CHEVROLET 410 SPRINTS
Feature (25-Laps) - 1. 39-Greg Hodnett ($4,000); 2. 87-Alan Krimes; 3. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 4. 59-Jim Siegel; 5. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 6. 19M-Brent Marks; 7. 15-Adam Wilt; 8. 21-Brian Montieth; 9. 99M-Kyle Moody; 10. 11C-Cory Haas; 11. 92-Ryan Smith; 12. 35-Steve Owings; 13. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 14. 1A-Jacob Allen; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison; 16. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr. (DNF); 17. 21T-Scott Fisher (DNF); 18. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF); 19. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe (DNF); 20. 8-Billy Dietrich (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Steve Owings (1-3), Alan Krimes (4-28), Greg Hodnett (29-30)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 69-Tim Glatfelter; 2. 59-Jim Siegel; 3. 87-Alan Krimes; 4. 35-Steve Owings; 5. 21-Brian Montieth; 6. 8-Billy Dietrich; 7. 21T-Scott Fisher. Time – 2:23.452
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 92-Ryan Smith; 2. 39-Greg Hodnett; 3. 11C-Cory Haas; 4. 15-Adam Wilt; 5. 19M-Brent Marks; 6. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr.; 7. 1080-Jordon Mackison (DNF). Time – 2:24.256
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 2. 20S-Fred Rahmer; 3. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe; 4. 99M-Kyle Moody; 5. 95-Hunter Mackison; 6. 1A-Jacob Allen. Time – 2:23.941
Time Trials - 1. 87-Alan Krimes, 13.465 seconds (100.260 MPH); 2. 39-Greg Hodnett, 13.502; 3. 99M-Kyle Moody, 13.534; 4. 35-Steve Owings, 13.596; 5. 15-Adam Wilt, 13.599; 6. 20S-Fred Rahmer, 13.613; 7. 69-Tim Glatfelter, 13.634; 8. 92-Ryan Smith, 13.638; 9. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.699; 10. 59-Jim Siegel, 13.738; 11. 11C-Cory Haas, 13.742; 12. 2W-Glenndon Forsythe, 13.781; 13. 21-Brian Montieth, 13.818; 14. 14-Gerard McIntyre, Jr., 13.887; 15. 95-Hunter Mackison, 13.918; 16. 8-Billy Dietrich, 14.000; 17. 1080-Jordon Mackison, 14.084; 18. 1A-Jacob Allen, 14.214; 19. 21T-Scott Fisher, 14.221; 20. 19M-Brent Marks, NT.
KEIZER ALUMINUM WHEELS 358 SPRINTS
Feature (20-Laps) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 17-Niki Young; 5. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 6. 29-Ryan Wilson; 7. 66-Dale Hammaker; 8. 3W-Duane Watson; 9. 5O-Brian Allman; 10. 119-Chandler Leiby; 11. 28-Matt Findley; 12. 97-Brie Hershey; 13. 1J-Ryan Greth; 14. 4-Dwight Leppo; 15. 59T-Tim Stallings; 16. 10-Zach Eucalano; 17. 16-Matt Campbell (DNF); 18. 52-Austin Hogue (DNF); 19. 5-Tyler Ross (DNF); 20. 23-Chris Arnold (DNF); 21. 1W-Brock Zearfoss (DNF); 22. 12-Mike Bittinger (DNF); 23. 27-Jay Galloway (DNF); 24. 34-Autsin Reed (DNF). No Time
Lap Leaders – Duane Watson (1-2), Jeff Rohrbaugh (3-20)
1st Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1J-Ryan Greth; 2. 1*-Tim Wagaman; 3. 2D-Chase Dietz; 4. 66H-Doug Hammaker; 5. 27-Jay Galloway; 6. 23-Chris Arnold; 7. 4-Dwight Leppo; 8. 47-Michael Hamer; 9. 76-Doug Deeds (DNF); 10. 65-Niki Young (DNF). Time – 2:29.03
2nd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 1W-Brock Zearfoss; 2. 52-Austin Hogue; 3. 16-Matt Campbell; 4. 3W-Duane Watson; 5. 5-Tyler Ross; 6. 66-Dale Hammaker; 7. 34-Austin Reed; 8. 97-Brie Hershey; 9. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 10. 66A-Cody Fletcher. Time – 2:27.28
3rd Heat (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 45-Jeff Rohrbaugh; 2. 12-Mike Bittinger; 3. 29-Ryan Wilson; 4. 5O-Brian Allman; 5. 28-Matt Findley; 6. 119-Chandler Leiby; 7. 10-Zach Eucalano; 8. 59T-Tim Stallings; 9. 36-Jesse Deeds; 10. 85-Nathan Berwager (DNF). No Time
Consolation (10 Laps/6 to qualify) - 1. 17-Niki Young; 2. 34-Austin Reed; 3. 4-Dwight Leppo; 4. 97-Brie Hershey; 5. 10-Zach Eucalano; 6. 59T-Tim Stallings; 7. 66A-Cody Fletcher; 8. 89-Ashley Cappetta; 9. 47-Michael Hamer (DNF); DNS – 36-Jesse Deeds, 85-Nathan Berwager. No Time